STEERING COUNCIL


The Steering Council oversees all aspects of the workings of the Network. The terms of reference for the Steering Council are as follows:

  1. Ensure that the Vision and Mission of the SPOR Network are fulfilled through a strategic, accountable, committed leadership and management functions;
  2. Through the skill-based and partnership governance structure, create the highest quality oversight, communication, support and guidance for the conduct of the patient-oriented research goals using best (corporate) governance principles;
  3. Develop appropriate agreement and memorandum documents articulating terms suitable for membership in the SPOR Network including specific description of participation and co-investment of resource (time, expertise, infrastructure and revenues);
  4. Enable strict financial oversight using standard accounting and auditing measures;
  5. Promote strategic partnership relationships with inaugural (core) and new members (academic, public and private) of the SPOR Network with sensitivity to balancing gender, age, language (French, English);
  6. Incorporate local academic and clinical nodes of the Network in strategic project development, implementation and evaluation;
  7. Monitor governance performance including excellence and sustainability of the leadership, management and engagement of the participating members;
  8. Manage conflict of interest through appropriate processes including necessary agreements establish for all aspects of governance and research partnerships.

Members of the Steering Council


king-malcolmKing, Malcolm (Steering Council Chair)
Scientific Director, Saskatchewan Center for Patient-Oriented Research

 

 

 


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Boileau, Luc

President-Director General
Institut National d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)

 


 

Finegood, Diane
Professor
Centre for Dialogue and Semester in Dialogue
Simon Fraser University

 


gray-ross

Gray, Ross
Patient Representative

 

 

 


hux-jan-pngHux, Jan
President and CEO
Diabetes Canada
Patient Representative

 

 


prowten-daveProwten, Dave
President and CEO
JDRF Canada
Patient Representative

 

 


sissmore-debbieSissmore, Debbie
Patient Representative

 

 

 


sullivan-terrenceSullivan, Terrence
Chair
Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health (CADTH)

 

 


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Witteman, Holly
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Université Laval
Patient Representative

 

 


 Baird, Roslynn
Executive Director
Indigenous Diabetes  Health Circle

 

 


Michelle, Greiver

Chair, Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research  Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital (NYGH)

Director,University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN)

Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 

 


Peter Senior 

Professor/Division Director, Division of Endocrinology of metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Co Lead- Innovation in T1D

 


 

*Additional Members – TBA

 

Ex-Officio:

Jean-Pierre Després

 Després, Jean-Pierre
Co-Academic Lead, Diabetes Action Canada;
Professor of Kinesiology, Université Laval

 

 


 Lewis, Gary
 Co-Academic Lead, Diabetes Action Canada;
Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC)
University of Toronto

 

 


Whiteside, Catharine
Executive Director, Diabetes Action Canada;
Professor Emerita & Former Dean of Medicine
University of Toronto

 

 


Administrative Support to the Steering Council:

mlMildred Lim

Business Officer, Diabetes Action Canada

 

 

 

 


Tracy McQuire

Manager Research Operations, Diabetes Action Canada